The geological spieler [short story by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This story by Henry Lawson was published in While the Billy Boils (1896).] The geological spieler There’s nothing so interesting as Geology, even to common and ignorant people, especially when you have a bank or the side of a cutting, studded with fossil fish and things and oysters that were stale when Adam was […]

Steelman’s Pupil [short story by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This story by Henry Lawson was published in While the Billy Boils (1896).] Steelman’s Pupil Steelman was a hard case, but some said that Smith was harder. Steelman was big and good-looking, and good-natured in his way; he was a ‘spieler,’ pure and simple, but did things in humorous style. Smith was small and […]

Steelman [short story by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This story by Henry Lawson was published in While the Billy Boils (1896).] Steelman Steelman was a hard case. If you were married, and settled down, and were so unfortunate as to have known Steelman in other days, he would, if in your neighbourhood and dead-beat, be sure to look you up. He would […]